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Program Two

Program 2: Combined License and Bachelor Degree


Mature Christians who have graduated from high school or hold a GED may elect to complete the requirements for license and qualify for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Counseling. This program requires a total of 14 courses, 8 core courses and 6 advanced courses. 
 

At the completion of this program, the candidate will receive Certification in Temperament Therapy, a License as a Pastoral Counselor as well as the Clinical (non-clergy) or Professional Clinical Membership (clergy) in the NCCA. In addition the candidate will earn a Bachelor Degree in Christian Counseling.

 

Complete Phase I

 

Each candidate must complete the following 4 courses:

Creation Therapy ($75 fee required to Sarasota Academy)
Basic Christian Counseling
Christian Psychology and Counseling
Quality Ethics and Legal Issues
 

Additional Requirements

 

Each Candidate must:

Complete a practicum.  This consists of administering the A.P.S. to 10 individuals under the direction of an assigned and approved clinical supervisor.
Student must complete 3 hours of individual mentoring and supervision in Phase I.
Upon completion of the required courses, submit the following:   
 

 A. Written responses to 50 ethical questions posed by NCCA’s  National Licensing Board of Examiners

 B. $50 for first year’s annual NCCA dues

 C. A signed application for Certification and Membership form and a signed copy of NCCA’s Code of Ethical Standards.

 

After completing the above material you will receive:

 * Certified Temperament Counselor

 * Clinical Member (non-clergy)

 * Professional Clinical Member (clergy)        

 

Complete Phase II

 

Each candidate must complete the following 4 courses:

 

Mastering Pastoral Counseling
Counseling the Codependent
Temperament Case Studies 
Ministerial Credentials** (optional depending on clergy status)
 

Additional Requirements

Each candidate must:

Complete requirement of administering the A.P.S. to 15 additional individuals under the direction of an assigned and approved clinical supervisor.
Student must have completed 6 hours of individual mentoring/supervision.
3 hours in Phase I and 3 hours in Phase II
           
Upon completion of the required courses, submit the following:

 A. A signed application for license.  The Notification and Release Form for Personal National Screening. This form authorizes NCCA to secure a national background check to verify each candidates's history.

 B. A licensing fee of $100.

 C. Written responses to a 500 question open book equivalency exam on the Bible, Old & New Testaments (KJV).

Submit current ministerial credentials*

After successfully completing all of the requirements for Phase II, the candidate will (assuming everything is in order) receive: Certified Pastoral Counselor (non-degree)

Complete Phase III

Each candidate must select and complete six (6) advanced courses

Additional Requirements

A letter authorizing FEED MY SHEEP SCHOOL OF COUNSELING and NCCA to transfer academic records to approved college from the list of partnering universities.

Students will also need to pay $1500 matriculation &  transferring  fee payable to:  NCCA College Fund

After successfully completing all of the requirements for Program 2, the candidate will (Assuming everything is in order) receive:

A Bachelor of Arts in Christian Counseling
Licensed Pastoral Counselor (holds a Bachelors)
Clinical Membership in the National Christian Counselor Association.
 

Annual membership and license renewal is required.  Membership is $50 per year and license renewal is $20 per year (total $70).  A signed affidavit verifying continuing education must be submitted annually for license renewal.

 

* Candidates who are already ordained, licensed or commissioned as a minister of the gospel are automatically exempt from this course.  Candidates who are not already ordained, licensed or commissioned as a minister of the gospel may be required to complete a course to become commissioned as a Minister of Counseling.